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Department of Bioengineering Seminar Series

The Page Morton Hunter Distinguished Seminar Series is held in Rhodes Annex 111 at 3:30 p.m. The C. Dayton Riddle Distinguished Seminar Series is held at CUBEInC at 5:30 p.m. Richard E. Swaja Guest Lectures are held as announced.

2021-2022 Page Morton Hunter Distinguished Seminar Series

April 21, 2022 Francesco Travascio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the University of Miami
BIOMECHANICS AND BIOTRANSPORT OF THE MENISCUS » Download Bio and Abstract

March 17, 2022 Arman Kilic, MD
John M. Kratz Endowed Chair in Cardiac Surgery
AI AND MACHINE LEARNING IN CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTHCARE » Download Bio and Abstract

January 20, 2022 X. Lucas Lu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at the University of Delaware
STATIN FOR THE PREVENTION OF OSTEOARTHRITIS » Download Bio and Abstract

December 2, 2021 James Iatridis, Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopaedics, Mount Sinai Health System
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REPAIR AND REGENERATION STRATEGIES » Download Bio and Abstract

November 11, 2021 Liyun Wang, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Delaware
Director of Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research (CBER)
PERICELLULAR PERLECAN, OSTEOCYTE MECHANOSENSING, AND BONE ADAPTATION » Download Bio and Abstract

November 4, 2021 Makarand Risbud, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University, James J. Maguire Jr. Professor of Spine Research
INBRED MOUSE STRAINS OFFER INVALUABLE INSIGHTS INTO PATHOGENESIS OF INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION » Download Bio and Abstract

September 16, 2021 Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, Ph.D.
Anthony N. Brady Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology, Yale University School of Medicine
REGULATION OF ENDOTHELIAL CELL FUNCTION AND HOST METABOLISM DURING VIRAL INFECTION » Download Bio and Abstract


2020-2021 Page Morton Hunter Distinguished Seminar Series

June 24, 2021 Nadeen Chahine, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University
INFLAMMATION AND MECHANOBIOLOGY IN INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION » Download Bio and Abstract

May 6, 2021 (GREEN MD Seminar) David Neyens, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering
A HUMAN FACTORS APPROACH TO INFORM HEALTHCARE DELIVERY AND PATIENT SAFETY WITHIN A SYSTEMS ENGINEERING FRAMEWORK » Download Bio and Abstract

April 29, 2021 Jeffrey Lotz, Ph.D.
David S. Bradford, M.D., Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery, and Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Research, UCSF
Passive and Active Spinal Stabilizers: Influence on Chronic Low Back Pain » Download Bio and Abstract

March 25, 2021 Andrew Anderson, Ph.D.
Orthopaedics - Associate Professor; Bioengineering – Adjunct Associate Professor, Physical Therapy and Athletic Training – Adjunct Associate Professor
IMPROVING OUR WORKING UNDERSTANDING OF THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HIP JOINT OSTEOARTHRITIS THROUGH APPLICATION OF 4-D IMAGING AND COMPUTER MODELING » Download Bio and Abstract

January 28, 2021 Roy Dar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
SCREENING FOR GENE EXPRESSION FLUCTUATIONS REVEALS TREATMENTS THAT CONTROL HIV DECISION-MAKING » Download Bio and Abstract

November 5, 2020 Ge Lv, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University
FROM KINEMATIC TO ENERGETIC CONTROL OF WEARABLE ROBOTS FOR AGILE HUMAN LOCOMOTION » Download Bio and Abstract

September 10, 2020 Michael R. King, Ph.D.
J. Lawrence Wilson Professor and Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University
DRIVERS WANTED: CELLULAR DELIVERY OF ANTI-CANCER THERAPEUTICS IN THE CIRCULATION » Download Bio and Abstract


2019-2020 Page Morton Hunter Distinguished Seminar Series

10-10-19—Jae-Kyung Lee, UGA, Assistant Professor
10-25-19—Janice Lee, NIH, Program Director
11-14-19—Zhen Ma, Syracuse, Assistant Professor
11-21-19—Kyle Allen, UF, Associate Professor
12-05-19—Mark Bolding, UAB, Associate Professor
01-30-20—Laura Brattain, MIT Lincoln, Research Scientist
02-20-20—Michael King, Vanderbilt, Professor and Chair
02-27-20—Vyavahare/Stamatikos, Cardiovascular Symposium
03-05-20—Michael Grunze, Max Planck Institute, Professor
03-12-20—Phil Buckhaults, USC, Director


2019 Page Morton Hunter Distinguished Seminar Series

01-17-2019—Megan Detfloff, Ph.D., Drexel University Director of Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Philadelphia, PA


01-31-2019—Naomi Chesler, Ph.D. Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI


02-14-2019—Do Hun Lee, Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


03-07-2019—Tony Mikos, Ph.D., Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Houston, TX
Director, Center for Engineering Complex Tissues
Director, Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering
Director, J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering – Rice Univ mikos@rice.edu


04-11-2019—Gilda Barabino, Ph.D. Daniel and Frances Berg Professor and Dean of the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY


2018 Page Morton Hunter Distinguished Seminar Series

02-01-2018— Umut Gurkan, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

02-22-2018— May Pang Xiong, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA

03-08-2018—Teresa Murray, Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

03-09-2018—Milan Yager, The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Washington, D.C.

03-15-2018— Conrad M. Zapanta, Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

03-29-2018—Scott Robirds, O.D., R.A.C.

04-10-2018—Georg Lutter, Ph.D., University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

04-19-2018— Gang Bao, Ph.D., Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines

05-03-2018—Manu Platt, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

09-08-2018— Soumyo Mukherji, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

09-20-2018— Kristi Anseth, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

2017 Page Morton Hunter Distinguished Seminar Series

09-21-2017—Illya Reviakine, Ph.D., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany; University of Washington, Seattle, WA
09-28-2017—Wei Sun, Ph.D., Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
11-16-2017—Benjamin G. Keselowsky, Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

12-07-2017—Jonathan T. Butcher, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


2016-2017 Page Morton Hunter Distinguished Seminar Series

08-25-2016—Dr. Yuehuei An, Northwell Health
09-08-2016Drew Green, CorMatrix Inc.
09-29-2016Dr. Jeff Karp, Harvard Medical School

10-27-2016Dr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Texas A&M University

12-08-2016Dr. Vladimir Muzykantov, MD, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

02-16-2017Dr. Horst A. von Recum, Case Western Reserve University

03-09-2017Dr. David Odde, University of Minnesota

03-16-2017Dr. Kristin Billiar, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

04-06-2017—Dr. Andrew McCulloch, University of California San Diego

04-20-2017—Dr. Joseph Sanger, Syracuse University


2016-2017 C. Dayton Riddle Seminars

09-08-2016Dr. George Magrath, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
11-03-2016Pete Stegagno, Sanuwave Health Inc.
01-19-2017—Dr. Robert Hitchcock, University of Utah
03-02-2017—Dr. Venkat Krovi, Clemson University
04-20-2017—Dr. Raghu Yammani, Ph.D., Clemson University


2016-2017 Department Outreach Seminars

02-23-2017Dr. Hai Xiao, Ph.D., Clemson University
03-02-2017Dr. David Feliciano, Ph.D., Clemson University,


2015-2016 Page Morton Hunter Distinguished Seminar Series

09-03-2015Dr. Hitesh Handa, University of Georgia
10-02-2015Dr. David Kaplan, Tufts University at 1:30 p.m.
11-19-2015Dr. Maria Oden, Rice University
2-25-2016Dr. Ayman El-Baz, University of Louisville
3-3-2016Dr. Glen Kwon, University of Wisconsin
4-14-2016Dr. Jeff Karp, Brigham and Women's Hosp. and Harvard
4/21/16—Mark Bolding, University of Alabama Birmingham
4-28-16Dr. Yuehuei An, North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic Institute at Babylon                    


2015-2016 C. Dayton Riddle Seminars

12-03-15—Dr. Jeff Willey, Wake Forest University
01-21-16—Dr. Kirill Afonin, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
3-10-16—Jennifer Woodell-May, Zimmer Biomet
3-31-16—Eva Mezey, Nat. Inst. of Dental and Craniofacial Research


Past Seminar Series can be found here.